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Consular and Visa Services

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During 2011, a number of changes with regard to visa procedures for Taiwanese passport holders travelling to Sweden were introduced.

As of January 2011, Taiwanese passport holders do not require a visa to go to Sweden or other Schengen-countries if their stay does not exceed 90 days.

As of 20 May 2011, Sweden, as well as all other Schengen countries, began issuing special residence permit cards instead of the previous system with stickers inserted in the passport. The cards are biometric, which means that they include a chip with the bearer’s photo and fingerprint.

As a result of the introduction of biometrics in the system the number of posts around the world where permits are issued has had to be reduced for budgetary reasons. This means i.a. that from 1 May 2011, Business Sweden in Taipei can no longer process visas/permits.

In an effort to simplify the procedures for Taiwanese passport holders still needing a visa/residence permit, the Swedish Migration Board has developed a new system that allows for most procedures to be conducted electronically over the internet. The procedures for those applying for visas/permits are presented to the left.

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Consular section in Taipei

+886 2 2757 6225